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New General Manager at EOT Focus

Melissa Swenson has been named General Manager of the East Otter Tail Focus newspaper and Contact Shopper, Forum Communications Division Manager Dennis Winskowski announced. With a strong background in marketing, public relations and journalism, Swenson has been serving as Regional Marketing Director for Forum Communication's area weekly newspapers for 10 years.  

Prior to that, she owned and operated My Vision Productions in Tigerton, Wisconsin which provided public relations services to area businesses. She has also worked as a writer/producer for Pioneer Public Television, in Appleton, Minnesota, a reporter for NewsNight Minnesota in St. Paul,  and as production manager at KSAX-TV in Alexandria. Melissa, her husband Tim, their daughter Grace and dogs, Ole and Lena currently reside in Detroit Lakes.

Louis Hoglund will continue as editor of the Focus and Contact.